Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Watercolor Kitties

A few months ago, I posted about some images from the retired Touch of Kindness set that I was having fun with. Well, I finally made them into cards! The one on the right features the Sale-a-bration item Carried Away Designer Series Paper. The left one is just plain Kraft cardstock with a little doodling. (You might have to click on the photo to enlarge it.)

Pull out those old favorite sets and freshen them up with some new colors, new papers, and new accessories. Old sets deserve the love, too! Happy stamping!

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Smoky Slate Thick Baker’S Twine
Smoky Slate Thick Baker’S Twine

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I love making little treats for holidays, and Paper Pumpkin is my greatest secret! I used the January Paper Pumpkin kit, Adoring Arrows, to make the darling boxes in the background. Everything I needed (except the chocolate!) was included.

In the front are simple treat bags wrapped Hershey Nuggets. Just cut your favorite Designer Series Paper (here I used Sending Love DSP Stack) into 1 inch by 3 inch strips. Adhere around the Nugget, and you have instant festive fun!

I found the tiny treat bags on the jewelry aisle and simply tied them shut with baker's twine. What did you make for Valentine's Day? I'd love to see it! Share in the comments, please!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Old and new valentine

I was looking through some older cards and found one that inspired this valentine. It's great to have old ideas we can turn into something new and fresh!

This is a simple card made with the Sweetheart Punch, Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, and the Sealed with Love stamp set. But you can make one like it with whatever you have on hand! Just punch out (or die cut) 6-8 hearts, align them along the bottom edge of your mat, and trim off the excess. Add a greeting and a bit of doodling, and your card is ready to go! I added a layer of black cardstock to give it some definition, but if you have lots of contrast on your hearts, you may not need it.

Here are the two cards together:


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Big on Birthdays--Two Ways!

I fell immediately for the new set, Big on Birthdays. I make more birthday cards than anything else, and I needed new inspiration. There are so many options with these stamps!

Here's a more masculine card with the same stamp:

Which one do you like better??


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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Mixed Media Hearts

I love playing with stencils and masks and embossing paste. This was a card-size sheet of watercolor paper that I embossed leaves on (from a Holiday Catalog stencil). I was just experimenting with Emerald Envy and Pool Party and Gold Wink of Stella, and it didn't look so good. That's what happens with experiments, right? So I cut off this part, which I thought looked fine by itself!

I added a few gold vellum hearts cut with the Sunshine Thinlits (one of my favorite dies ever!), and stamped the word LOVE in variations of blues and greens with the simple stamp from the matching Sunshine Sayings. Both these products are great to use with mixed media projects! And if you buy them as a bundle, you save 10%.


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